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The Beaten Path
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Playoff failures, rising ticket prices, frustrated fans. How did we get here? An inside look at B次元官网网址’s miserable sports scene

In a five-part series, the Star examines the Leafs’ civic curse, the Raptors’ fall from grace, the Jays’ executive mess and the role money played.

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Of the 12 cities with pro teams in the聽NHL,聽NBA聽and聽Major League Baseball, B次元官网网址 sits at the bottom with one championship in those sports in the past 20 years.聽


You can say it鈥檚 been worse. The Blue Jays once went 20 years between playoffs, which overlapped with a 13-year Maple Leafs drought that was only interrupted to blow a three-goal lead in the third period of a Game 7, which nobody had done before. The Raptors, meanwhile, made the playoffs twice in a decade, and there were many years where none of B次元官网网址鈥檚 big teams made the post-season at all. You could say it鈥檚 been worse.

But it鈥檚 bad right now. The Leafs have one playoff series win since 2004, after which their general manager lit a match in his office and left. The Jays are a top-10 payroll with a bottom-10 run differential and an unhappy vibe. And even the Raptors 鈥 the gold standard for sports in this city 鈥 have gone from champs five years ago to an almost comically depressing season.

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Maple Leafs fans have seen their team win exactly one playoff series in the Brendan Shanahan era, and the club hasn’t won a Stanley Cup since the NHL was a six-team league.

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Maple Leafs fans have seen their team win exactly one playoff series in the Brendan Shanahan era, and the club hasn’t won a Stanley Cup since the NHL was a six-team league.

Bruce Arthur

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